It goes without saying that the time between now and our last ConFusion has been disruptive to an extreme. In a lot of ways, convention volunteering and staffing depends entirely on momentum from the previous year, and it’s now been a long time since our last ConFusion. People’s situations have changed drastically, and we find ourselves in greater need than ever of committed volunteers who can help make the Con happen. Right now there is a dedicated core of people putting in maximum effort to get everything organized, but we can’t do it alone.
If you want to help ConFusion rise up and come back better than ever, we need your help this year and certainly well beyond! Whether it’s helping to put the convention together behind the scenes, or just pitching in during the weekend itself to help us with all the little things that keep a con running, we need you!
ConCom and Staff:
ConCom and staff form the core planning group for the convention, as well as on-site subject matter experts for the various departments. More than ever we are in need of dedicated volunteers to help fill these positions. If you are interested in helping in this capacity, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping us in this capacity. ConCom and staff have the opportunity to register at discounted rates.
Participate in Panels:
Each track build panels from the ground up and we are always looking for new ideas and people to involved. This includes Artists, Authors, Game Masters, Musicians, Cos-Players, and much more!
If you would like to be a panelist, please fill out this form:
If you have ideas for panels you would like to see, please fill out this form:
ConFusion simply could not happen without volunteers. The con runs as a labor of love created by those willing to donate cash, time, effort, energies and ideas to make it happen year after year. It is nice to think that a job well-done is its own reward, but we know differently. ConFusion tries to reward all of its volunteers in some form or another. Volunteers, lovingly referred to as Gophers, are extraordinarily important, so much so, that they get “paid” in several different ways.
How do I Volunteer?
ConFusion is always in need of on-site volunteers. They are the true backbone of our convention. Please sign up in advance to get prime times and departments.
OR Email: email@example.com, OR Sign up at our Volunteers Desk at ConFusion!
Gopher (Volunteer) Rewards:
The Gopher Hole: The gopher holes are rooms (gender neutral) set aside for volunteers to sleep, store their stuff, or take a shower. For those of us who cannot afford the added expense of a room, this is nearly $200 worth of valuable savings.
- Cost: 2 Hours of volunteering per 24 Hours (so for Friday and Saturday: 4 hours)
Membership: ConFusion provides compensated membership to its volunteers in two ways, by reimbursing the cost of your current year badge cost and/or by pre-registering you for the next ConFusion.
- Reimbursement Cost: 10 Hours of volunteering (8 for students with school ID)
- Pre-Registration Cost: 8 Hours of volunteering
Saturday Night Appreciation Event: This is a pizza party just for gophers. It is held in one in a special area at 7pm on Saturday night of the convention.
- Open to All Volunteers
Volunteer of the Con: We all contribute, but some of us simply go above and beyond… putting in absurd amounts of hours, working every department at some point or another, or just really stepping up when they’re needed. We like to give those industrious souls some recognition and a little something extra. Department heads and the volunteer wranglers are on the lookout for standouts to recommend as Volunteer of the Con–an honor (with prizes) awarded during the closing ceremonies.
- Open to All Volunteers
- Prizes to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!